From the ripe age of 12 years old, Steven started helping his dad build homes. He rode to the jobsite in the back of a work van, sitting on top air compressors, skill saws, and nail guns.
For the next 15 years, Steven acquired hands-on experience through every phase of construction, from excavation, to framing and finishing. Steven’s role eventually transitioned from the field to the office, where he found a new passion – working with people! Steven loved to hear about clients’ (and employee) goals and creating plans to accomplish them!
In 2009, Steven purchased the first half of Wirtanen Homes from his dad, followed by the second half in 2016. Keeping with his entrepreneurial mindset, Steven partnered with Grant Hendrickson in 2013 to form Axys LLC, to fill the need for high-quality commercial construction & structural concrete in Alaska. As of Jan 2022, Wirtanen Inc. and Axys LLC officially merged to become Falcon Alaska LLC, a streamlined company with expertise in all building disciplines.
Steven loves to hike, camp, hunt, and play outdoors in the great state of Alaska. He also loves to read, especially nonfiction and history. Steven’s primary passion, however, will always be working with people; learning how to improve and grow, both individually and as a team. Steven believes Falcon Alaska is the perfect conduit to channel this passion!